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'File 19/166, 168 (C 25) (1) Nejdis and Persians (2) Mehdi Al Jishi' [‎17r] (48/140)

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The record is made up of 1 file (68 folios). It was created in 7 Feb 1923-10 Jul 1923. It was written in English and Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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Most of the papers in this file relate to disturbances that broke out between Nejdis (people from the Nejd central region of the Arabian Peninsula) and Persians in Bahrain in 1923. The broader ramifications of the violence as well as its causes are discussed in detail. The file also includes correspondence between the British Resident in Bushire and Bin Saud regarding the disturbances and the role of Bin Saud's agent in Bahrain, Abdullah Al Qasaibi.

The file also contains information related to a legal case that was brought against a Shia resident of Qatif named Mehdi Al Jishi by Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa.

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1 file (68 folios)

The file is divided into two sections, one (ff 1-42) regarding disturbances in Bahrain between Nejdis and Persians and the other (ff 43-54) concerning a court case involving Mehdi Al Jishi. Both of these sections are arranged chronologically from earliest to latest.

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Formerly a bound correspondence file, its pages have subsequently been unbound and are now loose. Foliated with largeish numbers in circles in top right corner of recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. . Starts on first folio with writing (2nd folio in volume). Skips three blank pages, then continues with 2 (on 6th folio of volume). Also skips three blank pages between f.43 and f.44. Folio between f.52 and f.53 is foliated as 52A. Two additional foliation systems in smaller, uncircled numbers. Foliation between f.2 and f.36 is inconsistent. Foliation between f.44 and f.54 starts with 1 and runs consecutively to 12.

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'File 19/166, 168 (C 25) (1) Nejdis and Persians (2) Mehdi Al Jishi' [‎17r] (48/140), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/341, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 28 November 2023]

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